S. Illinois 58, Kent St. 51

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP)—Randal Falker scored 16 points and had nine rebounds Saturday night as Southern Illinois ran its homecourt winning streak to 26 games by beating Kent State 58-51.

Playing at home for the first time in three weeks, the Salukis (4-3) also got 13 points from Matt Shaw, 12 from Jamaal Tatum and 11 from Wesley Clemmons in a balanced attack.

SIU led by two at the half and then held Kent State (5-3) to 20 percent field goal shooting in the second half (5-of-25). Jay Youngblood led Kent State with 15 points and Omni Smith added 13 for the visitors, who had a 36-29 rebounding advantage.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Kent St.
K. Warzynski K. Warzynski
1-7,  7 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Southern Ill.
M. Shaw M. Shaw
5-8,  13 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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